Spencer County Estate & Elder Law Lawyer

If you’re facing a difficult situation and require legal assistance, you want to know that you’re getting the most capable services. The Spencer County attorneys at Berkley Oliver PLLC offer high-quality legal representation when you need it most. 

If you or a loved one needs guidance in any of our practice areas, we can help. Our experienced Spencer County lawyers go the extra mile for every client. To learn how we can help you with your family law, estate planning, or elder law case, contact Berkley Oliver today. 

Spencer County Estate Planning

Estate planning involves determining what happens to your property and assets at your passing. You can also make a plan that will guide your family if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself.

Essentially, creating an estate plan allows you to plan for the future and ensure your wants and needs are carried out.

Our estate planning attorneys take the time to get to know you, your goals, and your wishes. Then, we work to create the estate plan best suited for your needs.

Every estate plan is unique. However, a solid estate plan can include the following:

  • Last will and testament
  • Trust(s)
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Living will
  • Advanced medical directives

Our estate planning lawyers will ask questions and gain insight to determine what you need for your estate plan.

Probate

When an individual passes away, the probate and estate administration processes help tie up loose ends and accomplish various tasks.

When there is a valid will, the executor, or personal representative, will take over and handle the estate. If the decedent did not have a will or estate plan, the probate process includes choosing an administrator to accomplish the same goals.

Probate is a court-supervised process that formally appoints the estate’s executor. The executor will then handle the estate, taking care of the following:

  • Notifying heirs and beneficiaries of the decedent’s passing
  • Maintaining the decedent’s property until it can be distributed
  • Paying any outstanding debts the decedent had
  • Filing and paying taxes for the decedent’s estate
  • Distributing property and assets to beneficiaries
  • Formally closing the estate

Whether you need help with the probate process or estate administration, our probate attorneys can provide valuable assistance. 

Elder Law in Spencer County

Getting older is inevitable, but with it often comes significant troubles. Elder law encompasses various issues affecting the elderly and their loved ones. 

Our skilled elder law attorneys can navigate many elder law matters, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Asset preservation planning
  • Incapacity planning
  • Long-term care planning
  • Guardianships and conservatorships

Aging can produce mental, emotional, and physical challenges, but an experienced elder law lawyer can help determine what you need to give you valuable peace of mind. 

Family Law

Family law relates to everything having to do with families, including adults and children. Our family law attorneys can provide exceptional legal representation for cases involving:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Adoption
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

The family law lawyers at Berkley Oliver are dedicated to helping families resolve their most personal issues smoothly and efficiently. We take our time getting to know you and your family to create an ideal legal plan of action. 

Whether your matter is resolved outside of court or goes to trial, you can feel confident knowing our family law attorneys have the skills and commitment to resolve your case.

When You Need Quality Representation in Spencer County, Count on Berkley Oliver

Berkley Oliver is dedicated to helping our clients accomplish their legal goals and walk away in a better position than they were when we first met them.

Our passion and hard work have earned us high praise within our community, and our network of happy clients speaks for itself. 

If you need legal guidance with a family law, estate planning, or elder law matter in Spencer County, KY, we want to hear from you. Contact us to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys today.